North Carolina Agency: ‘Immediate Action’ Needed On EPA Lead Drinking Water Rule

(March 25, 2016, 2:29 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) on March 24 petitioned the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “to take immediate action” and revise the federal rule pertaining to lead and copper in drinking water pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

(Petition available. Document #15-160405-012X.)


The NCDEQ says that it follows the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subpart 1, but it says that even though it follows the LCR, the state...
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